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How toys are made: The Melbits POD – Soon on Kickstarter

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Would you like to know how toys are made? Prior to the mass manufacturing, packaging and shipping, many toys are born in a little studio like Melbot’s. Discover the evolution from an idea until it becomes real with a behind-the-scenes look at the design process and evolution of Melbits POD. A Toy Story In the documental serie published by Netflix “Toys that made us”, the filmmaker Brian Volk-Weiss follows the history of important toy lines like LEGO, Star Wars or Hello Kitty. In each episode […]

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Discover the toys that made the Melbits POD part 4: Tamagotchi

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On your way to school. Backpack full of books, notebooks and a pencil case which has seen better days. Inside a small pocket something beeps trying to grab your attention. Children from the 90s and 2000s are probably familiar with this sound. You used to love that toy and you probably begged your parents to buy you one. Who didn’t have to feed and take care of a little alien, carrying it everywhere in a keyring in the shape of an egg? Tamagotchi was a […]

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5 Tech toys or STEAM toys for kids that are actually fun!

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Smart Toys, Tech Toys, STEM, STEAM & STREAM Toys… In the last few years, the options that go beyond the traditional concept of toys has increased exponentially. All of those tags are usually used for toys that offer some degree of innovation and provide a some kind of learning benefit for our kids. Even their increase in popularity has caused some worries among parents. The main objective of these toys is to promote the interest in science, technology, engineering, math or art in our kids. […]

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Family friendly games for a spooky Halloween

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You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Spooky Zone. Wait! Where are you going? We weren’t supposed to scare you away! Come back! Halloween is here and if you’re here, you’ll probably be looking for games to raise the hair on your arms and give […]

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The toys that made Melbits™POD part 3: “Invizimals”

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You’re at home, grab your PSP and start looking all over the place carrying some weird cards with you. You don’t know what you are searching yet, but you know what you’d like to find. Suddenly, in the most out-of-the-way of the house, the hunting pays off: you’ve discovered the Invizimals. What if our environment was full of invisible creatures made by a light that our eyes can’t see? And what if you can capture them with smartphones, consoles or even cards? After the success […]

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The cutest challenge: Melbits™ World for PS4 is releasing in SIEJA regions

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Melbits™ World, the PS4 winning game of the 2017 PlayStation® Talents awards from Europe, is about to land in Asia. After charming the hearts of European and American PS4 players, the adorable cooperative game developed by the Spanish indie developers Melbot Studios, will release next October 10th in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapur, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Korea. Melbits™ World is a co-op puzzle-platformer in which coordination is key. In this game, you’ll guide the Melbits™, cheerful creatures that live inside everything that is connected: […]

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Melbits on the road: Attending IndieMAD & 3DWire

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If you have been following our blog recently, you probably know that we’ve been working on the Melbits POD, a new mixed-reality toy that will allow you to hatch your own tribe of Melbits and it will be available in an upcoming Kickstarter campaign that will take place soon. If you don’t want to wait for that crowdfunding campaign, we’re also getting everything ready to create a first batch of handcrafted PODs for those who join the Melbits Maker Early Access Program. Through this Early […]

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Free online resources to create healthy digital habits in your kids

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In our previous articles, we were talking about being aware that we live in a hyperconnected world, and how we should keep this in mind in order to educate our kids to develop healthy digital habits and manners.  As a result of this hyperconnectivity, there is a term that is gaining relevance, especially when it comes to kids and technology: digital citizenship. But, what is it exactly? Basically, it’s the usual concept of citizenship but applied to a digital environment. Being responsible, participating positively in […]

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The toys that made Melbits™POD part 2: “Digital Toys”

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Imagine entering your dining room and seeing your 9-year-old kid, sitting on the floor surrounded by plushies, action figures and building blocks, and a tablet in front of them.  “Shhh… be quiet! Now comes my favorite part!” – says your kid to the toys. “How is it going kiddo?” – you ask. “Cool! Me and my friends are watching a movie together!” -says smiling. This could be a fairly common scene today, but it is not far from watching our children chatting with their favourite […]

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5 Sandbox video games to promote creativity on your children

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Although many of those who are being fathers and mothers in these years are already considered digital natives, there is still a digital gap between our children and us. It is definitely easier to worry about their diet, their physical activity or what they have learned in class rather than understanding what your children watch when they are in front of a screen, especially when we talk about video games. In previous articles we have already talked about the benefits that video games can bring […]